Funding accelerates Driving College upgrade

Bundaberg Drivers College managing director Robert Andrews and Bundaberg MP Tom Smith. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Palaszczuk Government has announced that the Bundaberg Drivers College will receive $20,888.53 in funding to upgrade the existing road circuit.

Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith said the funding, secured through the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund was yet another example of the Palaszczuk Government supporting local community organisations.

“It’s great to see the Bundaberg Drivers College receive this funding which will enable them to upgrade and seal the road circuit,” Tom Smith said.

“This funding will secure the college’s future, reducing the ongoing maintenance of the track facilities for the volunteers and will provide a better surface for students to improve their driving skills.”

The Bundaberg Drivers College managing director Robert Andrews said the funding for the track upgrade was essential for the club moving forward.

“This will provide better road conditions to drive on, and more permanent markings on the roads,” Mr Edgerton said.

“One of the main things that our volunteers do is every two or three months we have to put bitumen down and roll it on the track with a heavy roller.

“With the hot mix that they will put down, it reduces that work dramatically so that our volunteers can spend more time on ground maintenance and actually teaching the students.”

“Being totally non-for-profit, everyone that comes through here as a volunteer gives back to the Drivers College.”

Tom Smith said he was proud to be able to play a role in delivering this vital funding towards driver education in Bundaberg.

“Robert and his team are doing an invaluable job in keeping our community safe on the roads.”

The latest round of the Community Gambling Benefit Fund has delivered more than $17.5 million worth of grants.

Not-for-profit community groups who are looking for funding for a project can apply for round 110 which is currently open for application. For more information, please see here: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants/current-round/submitting